Jerry is a management consultant and educator specializing in local government issues. He was formerly the City Manager for the City of Nanaimo for 22 years having worked for that City for 29 years. During Jerry’s tenure as Manager, the City of Nanaimo received significant recognition and won numerous awards; particularly in strategic planning, environmental protection, community participation and innovative use of technology.
Jerry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science; a Master’s Degree in Public Administration as well as both a Senior Certificate in Municipal Administration and an Advanced Certificate in Municipal Management from the Province of British Columbia.
He has a particular interest in local government education; and received the very first President’s Millennium Award from the Local Government Management Association of BC (LGMA) for his contributions to the field. The Municipal Finance Authority and the North Central Municipal Officers’ Association (North Central Chapter) also presented Jerry with the Al Brockley Leadership Award for his long-standing work developing and supporting local government leaders. In 2010 Jerry was presented with the LGMA’s Distinguished Membership Award, “For outstanding contribution to Local Government in BC and for promoting and upholding the LGMA ideals of professional management and leadership excellence.
Jerry has been a lead player in the development and delivery of the Local Government Management Association of BC’s Municipal Administration Training Institutes; as well as the MFA’s Len Traboulay Education Fund, of which he was the first Chairman.
Jerry has been a lecturer for North West Community College, the University of Victoria, University of Alberta, Vancouver Island University and the Banff School of Management. He is currently a faculty member in Capilano University’s Local Government Administration Program and has been an invited lecturer at Newly Elected Officials’ Schools in BC for the past 25 years. He has acted as the representative for the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators on the International City Management Associations’ (ICMA) Post‑ Secondary Education Committee and has been an invited speaker at the ICMA Annual Conference.